• Simple Meals: The Baked Potato

    Simple Meals A column that shares the story of a very simple meal—something that can offer nourishment without too much effort. These simple meals are good any time, but are especially helpful during difficult times. Listen to me read the below here: Esmé In my early 20s, my roommate surprised me by parading into our room with

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  • On disability & confidence.

    Listen to me read the below here:   I began to think about the relationship between disability and confidence while visiting New York last fall for a friend’s wedding. I’d realized on the flight from San Francisco that who I am now bears little resemblance to who I was before I got sick. This is

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  • A simple list that can change how you think about your day. (& no, it’s not a gratitude list.)

    This Journal post is modeled from a lesson taken from Rawness of Remembering: Restorative Journaling Through Difficult Times. For more information about Rawness of Remembering, please check out http://www.esmewang.com/rawness today. In general, the ever-popular gratitude list has tended to not work for me. If listing the things that you’re grateful for on a daily basis

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  • On barrenness & lying fallow.

    Listen to me read the below here:   Queen of Wands, Empress reversed. So said the cards when I blearily examined them. (I am, suffice it to say, a nascent Tarot reader.) The Queen of Wands is a Court card that I associate with who I can be–or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that

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  • 2016: Alive

    Had my 2016 been poisoned? I could see it that way. Listen to me read the below here:   I was ready to enter 2016. I’d been joking on Twitter, with a razor edge to my digital voice, about how 2015 really just needed to be put to bed. Or perhaps put to sleep, when

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  • You are not lazy.

    Listen to me read the following below:   Hey, you. I just wanted to let you know this: You are not lazy. You never have been. Still, you doubt this. You feel it gnawing in yourself as you fret over where your day has gone and where it’s going. It doesn’t matter if the day

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